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Bruce Friedman, Lawrence T Hersh, Richard Medero: NIBP trigger in response to detected heart rate variability. Critikon Company L L C, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, April 18, 2000: US06050951 (86 worldwide citation)

An automated sphygmomanometer which triggers a blood pressure determination upon detection of a significant change in the patient's heart rate variability (HRV). The HRV can be measured directly from the NIBP signal or, when a multiparameter monitor is used, the HRV can be measured from the ECG sign ...


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Peter Dilwyn Evans: Apparatus and method for non-invasive measurement of a substance. Critikon Company L L C, Larry L Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret Saret, September 14, 1999: US05951481 (40 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of non-invasive measurement of a chosen region (4) within a body (2), using the transmission of an ultrasonic pulse and the measurement of back scattered optical radiation which has been modulated by the ultrasonic pulse at the region of interest. There may be two or more ult ...


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Bruce Friedman, Lawrence T Hersh, Christopher J Dedyo: Oscillometric blood pressure monitor with improved performance in the presence of arrhythmias. Critikon Company L L C, Larry L Saret, Michael Best & Friedrich, July 23, 2002: US06423010 (33 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an improved apparatus and method for measuring blood pressure. Both include a first sensor for detecting an instantaneous pulse rate, an inflatable cuff, and a second sensor to monitoring the pressure within the cuff. The cuff sensor adapted to detect oscillometric c ...


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John P Clemmons: Signal enhancing and artifact reducing blood pressure cuff. Critikon Company L L C, Larry L Saret, Laff Whitesel & Saret, May 1, 2001: US06224558 (12 worldwide citation)

A signal enhancing and artifact reducing blood pressure cuff for use during the non-invasive measurement of blood pressure. The non-invasive blood pressure cuff has an inflatable bladder and a semi-rigid insert disposed over an outer side of the inflatable bladder for enhancing a blood pressure sign ...


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Friedman Bruce, Hersh Lawrence T, Medero Richard: Automated blood pressure monitoring. Critikon Company L L C, August 29, 2001: EP1127538-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

An automated sphygmomanometer triggers a blood pressure determination upon detection of a significant change in the patient's heart rate variability (HRV). The HRV can be measured directly from the NIBP signal or, when a multiparameter monitor is used, the HRV can be measured from the ECG signal or ...


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Friedman Bruce, Hersh Lawrence T, Dedyo Christopher J: Oscillometric blood pressure monitor with improved perfomance in the presence of arrhythmias. Critikon Company L L C, April 10, 2002: EP1195133-A2 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an improved apparatus and method for measuring blood pressure. Both include a first sensor for detecting an instantaneous pulse rate, an inflatable cuff (101), and a second sensor (104) to monitor the pressure within the cuff. The cuff sensor (104) is adapted to dete ...


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Ian Philip West: Apparatus for non-invasive measurement within a human or animal body. Critikon Company L L C, Larry L Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret Saret, June 1, 1999: US05908384 (3 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for non-invasive measurement within a human or animal body with an emitter for emitting electromagnetic radiation into the human or animal body and a detector for detecting the scattered and attenuated radiation. The detector comprises a first principal detector and at least one second ...


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Bruce Friedman, Richard Avoy, Richard Medero: Method and apparatus for determining a minimum wait time between blood pressure determinations. Critikon Company L L C, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, November 30, 1999: US05993396 (2 worldwide citation)

An automated non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) monitor having a stat mode of operation wherein several cycles of blood pressure measurement are undertaken in rapid succession by inflating a cuff on an appendage of the patient in order to quickly provide a clinician with readings of blood pressure a ...


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John Booth: Noninvasive blood pressure sling. Critikon Company L L C, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, November 2, 1999: US05976095 (2 worldwide citation)

A sling for use with a noninvasive blood pressure monitor which is designed to minimize contact by external objects with an inflatable cuff which surrounds a patient's limb during blood pressure measurements. The sling comprises an arm rest having supporting straps for supporting the patient's limb ...


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Friedman Bruce, Hersh Lawrence T, Medero Richard: Calculation of a quality index in blood pressure measurement. Critikon Company L L C, February 21, 2001: EP1077042-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

An automated sphygmomanometer which utilizes quality algorithms to stop any further analysis at various points during a blood pressure determination because of corrupted data. If the data is so corrupted that giving blood pressure numbers is inappropriate, this is recognized and the determination st ...